Goals & Determination

November 27, 2006

I scrapbooked yesterday. Four more pages done, and now my 300 page goal for the year doesn’t seem so impossible. I only have to do ten more pages to meet that goal. I waited until fall to even set an annual goal because I wasn’t really sure I could do it.

goal.gifSo now I’m wondering why I have such determination and self-control in some areas of my life while totalling lacking them in others. Why can’t I set a goal to do one housekeeping chore every day? I often find myself thinking that doing one chore a day would be far preferable than trying to do all of my chores at one time (and would keep the house looking better, since that all at one time usually only occurs when guests are due to come over).

Moreover, why can’t I set a goal to lose weight? I think about how I need to lose weight — almost daily, it seems — and yet I never seem to really channel those thoughts into some concerted action toward setting and meeting a goal. My clothes are tight, my knees are creaking, I get winded too easily… and yet I can’t seem to muster up the courage to actually do anything about it.

If I know that I can, and I know that I should, then why am I not doing it?

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